NameNo.PosSeasons playedGamesStarts
Adger Armstrong 46, 40 FB 1983-85 42 14
CollegeHeightWeightDate of birth
Texas A&M 6-0 225 21-Jun-57
How acquiredHow left
Free agent during the 1983 season Released after the 1985 season
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Profile
When people look back at James Wilder's great 1984 season, they have to give credit to Adger Armstrong, or "Lead Dog" as he became known. Signed as a free agent during 1983, Armstrong was Wilder's blocker for most of two seasons before Leeman Bennett switched to a one-back, two-tight end (and two win) offense in 1985. With his playing time and value diminished, Armstrong was released after his third season in Tampa Bay. Originally a free agent signing of the Cowboys in 1979, he played three years with Houston before becoming a Buccaneer. Originally wore the 46 shirt as in 1983 and 1984 but then switched to 40 in 1985.

1983 1984 1985
GamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStarts
11 5 15 9 16 0

Rushing
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
1983 7 30 4.3 7 0
1984 10 34 3.4 12 2
1985 2 6 3.0 8 0
Total 19 70 3.7 12 2
Receiving
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
1983 15 173 11.5 41 2
1984 22 180 8.2 18 3
1985 2 4 2.0 3 1
Total 39 357 9.2 41 6
Kick Returns
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
1983 1 10 10.0 10 0
Total 1 10 10.0 10 0
Special Teams' Tackles
Season Solo Asst Total
1983 3
1984 5
1985 13
Total 21